HypnoBirthing Instructor Training Course Content

Start By Determining Your Appropriate Segment

  1. If you already have a background as a Certified Hypnotherapist, you will be assigned to the Introduction to Birthing Basics for the first two days of this program.
  2. If you already have a background in Birthing Services, you will be assigned to the Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing for the first two days of this program.
  3. If you do not have a background in either of these fields, you will be assigned to Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing and will be able to complete the Introduction to Birthing Basics as an at home-study for an additional $120.00 +S/H (available only to students needing both pre-requisites)
  4. If you are qualified in both Hypnosis and Birthing, you may waive the pre-requisites and enroll in only the two-day Practitioner Certification Segment for $785.00
  5. HypnoBirthing® Practitioners with current certifications may return to attend a Practitioner Certification workshop at any future time and location with permission of the instructor for a small cost or contribution determined by the course instructor.

Segment One: Introductory Prerequisites

Hypnosis for Birthing

~ For those not yet certified in Hypnosis

•Applications of Hypnosis
•Attitudes About Hypnosis
•Basics of Brainwave Activity
•Laws of the Mind
•Rationale for Hypnosis in Birthing
•Understanding Clients’ Learning Styles
•Direct and Permissive Hypnosis Approaches
•Dangers of Unqualified Therapy
•Steps to Achieve Hypnosis
•Mind/Body Associations and Applications
•Judging Trance Depth
•Guidelines for Achieving Change
•Eye Fixation/Closure
•Elman · Ericksonian · Shanti leads
•Eyelift Conversion Lead
•Deepening Techniques
•Posthypnotic Suggestions
•Alerting Styles

Birthing Basics

~ For persons with no birthing experience

•The Beautiful Female Birthing Body
•Anatomy of The Female Reproductive System
•Conception and Early Fetal Development
•Characteristics of the Uterus
•The Baby’s Support System
•Three Trimesters of Pregnancy
•Physical Changes during Pregnancy
•Fetal Positioning during Pregnancy
•Turning Breech Presented Babies
•Labor Signals:
°Normal, Unanticipated
•Characteristics of Managed Labor
•Characteristics of HypnoBirthing Labor
•Onset of Labor
•Fetal positioning during Birth
•Labor Stages as Defined in Typical Birthing
•Labor as Defined in HypnoBirthing
•Mother-Directed Birthing

Segment Two: Practitioner Certification

•Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing®
•How the Uterus Works in Birthing
•What’s Wrong with Labor
•How Fear Affects Labor
•The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor
•Prenatal Bonding and Fetology
•Selecting Care Providers
•Preparing the Mind for Birth
•Hypnosis Deepening and Visualization
•Releasing Fear
•Preparing the Body for Birthing
•Building a Partnership with Care Providers
•Turning Breech-Presented Babies
•Looking at the “Estimated Due Date”
•Avoiding Artificial Induction
•Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
•How the Body Prepares for Birth
•The Onset of Labor
•Perinatal Bonding
•Breathing Through Labor
•Breathing with Birth
•Bonding with Baby